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The Latest: Redskins take Alabama defensive end Allen

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The Latest from the NFL draft: No surprise, Browns take Garrett with top pick. More>>

Offensive draft early, QBs prized after Garrett is No. 1

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No surprises at the top of the NFL draft: Roger Goodell got booed, then Myles Garrett was picked first overall by the Cleveland Browns. More>>

NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia

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The NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia. More>>

Trump tweets don't help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO

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Twitter's frequent presence in the news _ as the preferred megaphone for President Donald Trump _ has not translated into profit or meaningful user growth for the company. More>>

Harbaugh gives pope a helmet, pair of Jordans

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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh and his wife have met the pope, give him helmet and sneakers. More>>

Saudi council rejects proposal for female sports colleges

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Proposal to establish sports education colleges for Saudi women fails to win enough votes in kingdom's advisory council. More>>

T.J. Watt ready to write own tale in NFL with big brother

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Fairly or not, T.J. Watt will draw comparisons to his big brother J.J. when he gets to the pros. More>>

Pick 6: 10-win teams in 2016 likely to slip back in 2017

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Alabama makes knocking out double-digit victory seasons look easy, but for most college football teams it takes a combination of good play and good fortune that can be difficult to replicate from one year to the next. More>>

DEFENSE, DEFENSE: This draft crop is loaded on that side

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Defense is going to be the area of concentration in this draft, in the first round and through much of the proceedings in Philadelphia. More>>

Just a minute: FIU baseball tops Marshall in a speedy finish

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FIU and Marshall were on the field for only about a minute, before the Panthers closed out a 4-3 victory. More>>

Aaron Hernandez friends, family turn out for private funeral

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Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez's Connecticut hometown is preparing for his funeral. More>>

Police: Errant hammer throw during warmups killed student

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The father of a college student from Ohio who died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a suburban Chicago track meet remembered his son as a strong Christian. More>>

The Latest: Autopsy conducted on teen killed by hammer throw

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A coroner is listing head trauma as the preliminary cause of death to a college student who died after he was struck during a hammer-throw event at a weekend track-and-field event in suburban Chicago. More>>

Michigan football team arrives in Italy

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The Michigan football team has arrived in Italy for its eight-day blitz of Rome. More>>

Hernandez's body brought to Connecticut funeral home

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Aaron Hernandez's family is planning a private funeral for the former NFL star in his Connecticut hometown. More>>

AP Exclusive: SEC's Sankey refuses to step down in UNC case

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Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey has denied a request seeking his removal as head of the NCAA infractions panel handling North Carolina's ongoing academic case. More>>

Rutgers tells NCAA 'violations occurred' in football

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Rutgers says "violations occurred" with football program, recommends self-imposed sanctions. More>>

Arkansas overcomes legal hurdles, carries out execution

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An aggressive effort by the state of Arkansas to carry out its first executions since 2005 stalled for the second time this week as courts blocked lethal injections planned Thursday for two inmates. More>>

Education secy, teachers union chief meet on school tour

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to visit a public school in Ohio with the president of a national teachers union, who has been among her most vocal critics and has suggested that DeVos doesn't understand what students need to succeed. More>>

Harvard honors a famous grad _ JFK _ with special symposium

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Harvard University is honoring one of its most famous graduates _ John F. Kennedy _ with a symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the slain president's birth. More>>

Former VCU basketball player agrees to NFL deal with Colts

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The agent for former VCU basketball forward Mo Alie-Cox says his client has agreed to terms with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. More>>

APNewsBreak: Baby orca! Last killer whale born at SeaWorld

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The last killer whale has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park, a calf whose birth in Texas follows the company's 2016 decision to stop breeding killer whales. More>>

NFL draft prospects thumbnail scouting reports

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Deshaun Watson leads a quarterback class that has not wowed scouts, so Leonard Fournette could be the first offensive player off the board when the NFL drafts from April 27-29 in Philadelphia. More>>

NFL draft prospects thumbnail scouting reports

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Myles Garrett is the likely No. 1 overall pick in an NFL draft that probably will be dominated by defensive players in the first round. More>>

Correction: House Election-Georgia story

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A Georgia congressional election in a historically conservative district is headed to a runoff that raises the stakes in an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. More>>

Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley despite cancellation

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A planned appearance by provocative author Ann Coulter at the University of California, Berkeley next week has been called off because of safety and security concerns. More>>

Inside a Colorado pot club - a rare and endangered species

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Marijuana is becoming more accepted, but pot smokers have few places to legally smoke outside their homes. More>>

Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

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Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first executions in nearly 12 years has been thwarted by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of campaigns by conservative groups to reshape the judiciary. More>>

Why are executions stopped? Death penalty questions answered

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Why are executions stopped? Answers to death penalty queries. More>>

Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues 2-0 to avoid elimination

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Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves to record his second career playoff shutout, and the Minnesota Wild avoided elimination with a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. More>>

Arkansas suffers 2 setbacks to multiple execution plan

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Lawyers for Arkansas inmates condemned to die Thursday in a planned double execution are claiming they are innocent and one of them says advanced DNA techniques could show he didn't kill a woman in 1993. More>>

The Latest: Arkansas governor disappointed by court ruling

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The Arkansas Supreme Court has halted one of two executions set for Thursday, saying the condemned inmate should have a chance to prove his innocence with more DNA testing. More>>

The Latest: Senator vexed by bad communication at dam crisis

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House Democrats want Congress' auditing arm to review dam safety standards following the crisis at America's tallest dam. More>>

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

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Massachusetts prison officials say former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital. More>>

Arkansas judge: Order guided by law, not execution views

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An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration after issuing an order blocking the state's executions is defending the move, saying his ruling was guided by property law and not his views on capital punishment. More>>

Crack open a lukewarm one: Indiana's quirky rules about beer

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A gas station owner discovered a loophole in an Indiana law that regulates the sale of cold beer, igniting a fierce legislative battle involving the state's powerful liquor store lobby. More>>

Browns zero in on No. 1 pick, trade for veteran QB unlikely

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The Cleveland Browns have received calls from other teams about the No. 1 pick in next week's NFL draft. More>>

Iowa administrator testifies fired coaches often gay

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An ex-University of Iowa athletic administrator says during her tenure she became concerned after noticing female coaches who were fired often were gay and had become more open about their sexuality. More>>

The Latest: Coach Sean Payton says Will Smith 'was special'

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New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has taken a front row seat alongside the family and friends of his former player Will Smith to observe the sentencing of Smith's killer. More>>

Correction: Massachusetts-Slain Runner story

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A man accused of killing a Google employee near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer is due in court. More>>

Ohio high court wants to see full autopsies from 8 slayings

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The Ohio Supreme Court wants to see unredacted autopsy reports from eight slayings in one family as justices consider media lawsuits seeking access to those full reports from the year-old, unsolved case. More>>

Soprano Nadine Sierra wins 2017 Richard Tucker Award

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Soprano Nadine Sierra has won the 2017 Richard Tucker Award, dubbed the Heisman Trophy of opera. More>>

NCAA returns events to NC after state rolls back LGBT law

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The NCAA has awarded men's basketball tournament games in 2020 and 2021 along with several other championship events to North Carolina after the state repealed elements of a law that limited protections for LGBT people. More>>

Jordan Bell latest Oregon player to declare for draft

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Oregon junior forward Jordan Bell has become the latest Ducks player to declare for the NBA Draft. More>>

Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick

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Browns cornerback Joe Haden is hoping the team selects Texas A&M's Myles Garrett with the No. 1 pick in next week's NFL draft. More>>

Kansas freshman Josh Jackson declares for NBA draft

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Kansas freshman Josh Jackson has announced he will enter the NBA draft. More>>

Ex-agent pleads guilty in multi-year UNC sports agent probe

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A former NFL agent has pleaded guilty to violating North Carolina's sports agent law by providing thousands of dollars in improper benefits to three former Tar Heels football players to entice them into signing contracts with him. More>>

Ex-agent pleads guilty in multi-year UNC sports agent probe

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A former NFL agent has pleaded guilty to violating North Carolina's sports agent law by providing thousands of dollars in improper benefits to three former Tar Heels football players to entice them into signing contracts with him. More>>

NCAA adopts early signing period, 10th coach for football

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The NCAA has voted to allow high school football players to sign with colleges as early as December, make early official visits and put a two-year waiting period on Bowl Subdivision teams from hiring people close to a recruit. More>>

NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino resigns

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NFL officiating director Dean Blandino is leaving the NFL to spend more time with his family and pursue other opportunities. More>>

Michigan State's Miles Bridges chooses to stay in school

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Michigan State freshman standout Miles Bridges has announced he is staying in school. More>>

Kelsey Plum goes No. 1 in WNBA draft

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Kelsey Plum was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the San Antonio Stars on Thursday night. More>>

North Carolina junior Justin Jackson entering NBA draft

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North Carolina junior Justin Jackson is entering the NBA draft and hiring an agent after the Tar Heels' title run. More>>

Fournette among 22 prospects attending NFL draft's 1st night

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The green room at the Philadelphia Museum of Art will feature a heavy Louisiana State contingent, while the Pac-12 will be dominating with seven players scheduled to attend the first night of the NFL draft. More>>

Longtime Stanford top assistant coach Amy Tucker retiring

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Longtime Stanford associate head coach Amy Tucker is retiring from coaching but will remain with the program in an administrative role. More>>

Oregon's Dillon Brooks says he's headed to the NBA draft

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Oregon junior forward Dillon Brooks says he is entering the NBA draft. More>>

Nation's No. 1 recruit Michael Porter Jr signs with Missouri

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The nation's No. 1 recruit made his college choice official Wednesday when swingman Michael Porter Jr. signed a letter of intent to play for new coach Cuonzo Martin at Missouri. More>>

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